Cardiff (June 12. 2017: Pakistan won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first in winner-takes-all Champion Trophy clash in Cardiff.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to field first.
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Whichever team won today match will join title-holders India as one of the two Group B qualifiers for the semi-finals.
Sarfaraz said that he was expecting the same performance from his side it demonstrated against South Africa.
Pakistan gave cap to Fahim Ashraf, who replaced Shadab Khan. Dhananjaya de Silva comes in for Kusal Perera in the Lankan side.
India has already qualified for the semi-final from group B, while England and Bangladesh are moving forward to the next stage from group A.
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews (cpt), Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (cpt)(wk), Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan